‘Forget May 12 mayhem’.

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KARACHI, March 5: SCBA president Aitzaz Ahsan on Wednesday advised lawyers to forget the bloody incident of May 12 in which dozens of people were killed on the occasion of a visit to Karachi by deposed chief justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry.

Mr Ahsan, who arrived in the city on Tuesday for the first time since May 12, said this while addressing members of the Sindh High Court Bar Association.

Mr Ahsan said the city needed peace and prosperity and must not suffer tragic incidents like that.

“I have forgotten the May 12 mayhem and would like to request that it is better for all of us to forget that tragic incident,” he said.

The May 12 riots were erupted when Mr Ahsan, the deposed chief justice and other leaders of lawyers were barred by the provincial administration from coming out of the airport to attend a gathering of lawyers on the high court premises. The SCBA chief urged the leadership of the city and elders of all the ethics groups to make Karachi a peaceful city, free of ethnic violence.—Reporter

link: http://www.dawn.com/2008/03/06/top12.htm

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